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For a holiday cruise we chose the Hawaii trip. We enjoyed the ship but it was crowded. Lines were often formed at the coffee shop and restaurants. I don’t like how the Lido Buffett is situated because it’s so congested and crowded and there is no real traffic pattern. The captain was the best! Very congenial and always visible. The entertainment was great and good movies too. We loved the Ukelele instructor and his wife. Excellent people and wonderful teachers. Our steward was the best too. Our room was ok but we sure could have used a new mattress. Our bed had several packing quilts under the sheets to take away the slump. The ports were fine. We have cruises to Hawaii before. Embarkation was excellent but debarkation took a bit longer. We also enjoyed the voice of the ocean and karaoke. The use the atrium for a lot of things but really is too small and very congested. Doesnt seem fair to the performers or audience. The ship was meautifully decorated too. I’m going to add some photos of the CC meet and greet. It was a lot of fun. Some folks said it was the best one they had ever been to!! Door prizes were donated by myself and the ship and another CC member.

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Emerald Princess Cruise Review by bettty45

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Interior
For a holiday cruise we chose the Hawaii trip. We enjoyed the ship but it was crowded. Lines were often formed at the coffee shop and restaurants. I don’t like how the Lido Buffett is situated because it’s so congested and crowded and there is no real traffic pattern. The captain was the best! Very congenial and always visible. The entertainment was great and good movies too. We loved the Ukelele instructor and his wife. Excellent people and wonderful teachers. Our steward was the best too. Our room was ok but we sure could have used a new mattress. Our bed had several packing quilts under the sheets to take away the slump. The ports were fine. We have cruises to Hawaii before. Embarkation was excellent but debarkation took a bit longer. We also enjoyed the voice of the ocean and karaoke. The use the atrium for a lot of things but really is too small and very congested. Doesnt seem fair to the performers or audience. The ship was meautifully decorated too. I’m going to add some photos of the CC meet and greet. It was a lot of fun. Some folks said it was the best one they had ever been to!! Door prizes were donated by myself and the ship and another CC member.
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Cabin Review

Interior
Cabin IC 9686
Cabin was ok but we really needed a new mattress. The location was quiet.
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